Lapa Rios is an inspiring model for the protection of biodiversity. So it is regarded by our employees, our guests, the tourism industry, our local community and the Costa Rican government. Our mission is to demonstrate that responsible tourism can be profitable and therefore a successful vehicle for ensuring wilderness preservation.
We protect 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining tropical lowland rainforest
Wildcat conservation on the Osa Peninsula
We provide sanctuary to some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna
“Imagine North America 300 years ago. No people, or rather just a few pockets of them here and there. No cars, no chemicals and no oceans of concrete. Biodiversity moves about and looks on mankind as curious, loud and non-threatening. This is where Lapa Rios has landed. They have found a way to nestle themselves into the middle of it all and co-exist with life. Not to choose what life stays and what goes as man is so very good at. At Lapa Rios, all life flourishes and prosperity is a given.”
– Patrick, Colorado